Archive for October, 2011
Another beautiful wedding at The Lion House Gardens! This couple had a gorgeous foliage arch, accenting the wonderful gardens around the entire vicinity. Great idea, perfect setting!
View their love story below!
“Josiah and I met through a friend of ours at the climbing gym. We went climbing several times in a group then just by ourselves which ended up turning into a date. Josiah and I had this great rapport and were in near constant communication from the time we started dating. He proposed on Memorial day at the place we first kissed. He was studying for the bar during most of our engagement but despite that was very helpful in planning our wedding.
Once we decided on the Salt Lake temple, I knew I wanted to have our dinner at the Lion House. I’d been to a friend’s wedding luncheon years before at the Lion House and loved it. It didn’t hurt that it was my mother-in-law’s favorite restaurant either. We also had a lovely ring ceremony outdoors prior to our dinner upstairs. The whole style of the Lion House is elegant, understated Victorian and the room was very lovely. As always, the food was fabulous. I’m a huge fan of the rolls! It was great to be able to relax and just enjoy the moment with loved ones.”
Bouquets have always been a beautiful addition to any bride, but styles and trends are always changing. On Channel 2′s Fresh Living, Flowers Squared showcases current trends in bridal bouquets (click here to view the video). Check out the featured bouquet pictures below for a closer look and detailed description. You don’t want to miss these magnificent creations!
Brooch bridal bouquets
Nostalgia is in, what a beautiful way to celebrate your special day: a bouquet composed of brooch pins from Mother’s, Grandmother’s and Great Grandmother’s jewelry box. This bouquet is something you will always treasure. Or as a collector of vintage jewelry, we can showcase all your hard work and efforts.
Charcoal and Greys Pared with a Splash of Color
Charcoal and greys are the new black, and pared with yellow tones, they’re fabulous! We have several favorites in this bouquet; garden roses, billy balls, dusty miller, brunia and tuberose. This sophisticated bouquet is the perfect understatement for an autumn wedding.
Rich Autumn Colors
Of any season, rich autumn colors make the most beautiful bouquets. Here texture is as important as color. Fresh picked raspberries and rosehips show the abundance of autumn. Posy calla, garden roses, tea roses, ranunculus in shades of orange, tuberose and the strong textural and color contrast of green orchids combine to make this bouquet stunning.
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Our featured wedding…
Sure. We could have been traditional and chosen to highlight a June wedding. But being rather nontraditional (and unapologetic for being so), we chose a September wedding to highlight instead.
The wedding was that of Cole and April Ensign. Cole and April met online through one of those match.coms. Due to the number of less than normal people who frequent those sorts of sites, April had become jaded regarding the hope of finding a long-term relationship. Cole, on the other hand, being the eternal optimist, saw April’s profile and was eager to land a first date. His persistence eventually paid off, and “how ‘bout dinner?” later turned into “how ‘bout spending the rest of our lives together?”
Both being avowed independent thinkers, Cole liked orange; April liked purple—neither color being what would be considered “traditional” (there’s that word again). That’s why we loved having the opportunity to take on the challenge even more than we usually do. They chose September because April loved the comfortable coziness of Fall. Coincidentally, that’s also how they wanted friends attending their wedding to feel—accented with kick-up-your heels fun, good food and of course, lots of beautiful flowers.
In designing our arrangements, we wanted to capture the happiness of the occasion staying true to the personalities and color preferences of both Cole and April. We started with a variety of floral textures, and unique materials such as copper tubing, natural birch logs, rich color blends and high-style floral design concepts.
We then added multiple lighting techniques—from submergible floral lights, and individual pin-spot lighting matched with votive and pillar candles lining the eight-foot mantle and ten window sills. A contemporary rustic (yes, they really work together) arbor as a unique center point for vows-saying.
As a salute to happily ever-afters, in the end, everything turned out even better than we had envisioned, resulting in a sophisticated but colorfully fun feel that judging by their compliments, was appreciated and enjoyed as much by their guests as it was by Cole and April.
*All floral arrangements made by Flowers Squared
*All photographs taken by Robert Dyer.